The UNIVERSAL BASIC EDUCATION WORLDPRIZE is a competition for teams to develop software for mobile devices that result in the a system which provides universal basic education for everyone on the planet. Million of adults in the most developed countries on earth (including Europe and the USA) still do not have basic education skills. The benefits of a proper basic education (reading and basic mathematical skills) are extremely important, and are highly related with improvements in personal health, economic security, and increased social and civic participation. Million of children around the world cannot read, write or have elementary arithmetic skills. Many of these children live in developing countries and do not have regular access to quality schools or teachers. In fact, UNESCO estimated that the world would need almost two million more teachers globally something which is not viable given the reduced natality rate. While there are programs today to build schools and train teachers, traditional models of education are not able to scale fast enough to meet demand. A radically new strategy is necessary. A strategy that eliminates the current necessity to a large investment in infrastructures and a strategy that do not depend on humans to provide education, the solution has to be scalable and has to provide anyone on the globe access to it, regardless of its location of social and economic status.